Kenyan Poussin Chicken

Ingredients

1. Chicken drumsticks – 6 – 8, clean the chicken drumsticks and make deep gashes on the fleshy parts

2. Onion powder and garlic powder – 1/2 tsp each

Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp

Kashmiri chilli powder / paprika – 1 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt – 1/2 tsp or as required

3. Corn starch – 2.5 tbsp

All purpose flour / maida – 1.5 tbsp

For sauce

4. Butter, unsalted or margarine – 4 – 5 tbsp

Oil – 2 tsp

5. Garlic – 2 large, mashed (makes about 1 – 1.5 tsp)

Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

Paprika or kashmiri chili powder – 1 tsp

Tomato paste / tomato puree  – 2 – 3 tbsp

Salt and pepper – 1 – 2 pinches or to taste

Lemon juice – 1 tbsp or to taste

Method

1. Marinate chicken pieces with ingredients numbered 2. Refrigerate overnight. Take it out 30 minutes before cooking.

2. Add corn starch and all purpose flour to the chicken pieces, mix and press to coat them well.

3. Make the poussin sauce – Heat butter and oil in a small pan. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds over low heat. Add chili powder, paprika, tomato paste, salt and pepper. Mix well and cook for 15 – 20 seconds. Switch off the flame. Add lemon juice and mix well. Taste the sauce and add salt if required.

4. Heat oil over medium-high flame. Add chicken pieces in 1 – 2 batches and fry for around 12 – 15 minutes, flipping 2 – 3 times in between.

5. Drain well and add immediately to the prepared sauce and toss well. Serve with French Fries, lime wedges and salad.

 

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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